With all the things to do that there are in Stardew Valley, you have a ton of choices to make. And among one of the first you’re going to make, aside from character customization, is what kind of farm you want to work on. Whether you’re playing alone or in the new multiplayer mode, your choice of farm layouts in Stardew Valley is actually very important.
different farm layouts in Stardew Valley each all have their own unique visual style for one thing, but they also unlock different resources and paths for progression at different times. There are six farm layouts in Stardew Valley in all, each detailed below. Each of these layouts should be open for use in all the various versions of the game, and be identical at the start across platforms as well.
The basic Standard farm layout in Stardew Valley used to be the only option, although the myriad customization options within the game meant you could get really creative with the layout within this template. It’s not particularly special, but it does have pretty equal access to all of the basic resources you will need in the early game.
The /Riverland farm layout in Stardew Valley is a much more aquatic theme. Extremely well-suited to fish farming and other similar pursuits, the riverland farm layout is beset with water features all over the place. There are also some really pretty cherry blossom trees in various parts of the farm. Players get basic bridges and a few special areas throughout this layout. The limited land space makes this suited to growers who specialize in smaller gardens growing the most valuable plants, rather than large plots. There is a higher chance to get trash when fishing here, so take that into consideration.
The Forest farm layout in Stardew Valley has a much more whimsical feel to it. With many more trees and green areas, this is the perfect setup for many different industries in the game. Not only is it a great source for resources like fish and Hardwood from the eight large stumps on the map, but it also features a great many secluded areas for specialty industry. There are several weeds guaranteed to drop mixed seeds each day, making it great for foraging.
The Wilderness farm layout in Stardew Valley is basically hard mode. If you want to make the night time much more dangerous, this layout is for you. It has a unique modifier that makes monsters spawn at night. The monsters do scale to your level, so this won’t be like jumping too deep into the mines in the early game. It does have the added bonus of some fishing spots for lake fish, which can only be found in one other spot in the game normally.
The Hill-Top farm layout in Stardew Valley has a bunch more mining nodes compared to any other map. If you’re a cave-loving dwarf, this might be the best map for you. The varied elevations can be used for some pretty creative decoration too. There is a nice river running through it, but like the Riverlands layout, this also spawns more trash than usual fishing spots. Stones, Ore, and Geodes are the typical exports with this map, as the layout makes large-scale farming much harder to cram in.
Four Corners Farm
The Four Corners farm layout in Stardew Valley is probably the most unique layout visually speaking. This large layout is split into four relatively equal areas by four natural barriers. The symmetry of this map makes it ideal for those looking to get a little crazy with the style of their farm. This map is basically a microcosm of four other layouts. Top-left is the Forest farm, Top-right is Standard Farm, bottom-left is the Wilderness Farm, and bottom-right mimics the Hill-top Farm.